|Project by ben||posted 01-23-2008 07:39 AM||12317 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
Lumber rack… not much of a project, but my shoulders are awfully sore. Too much drilling and screw-driving for somebody without much shoulder mass. :-)
Not much to say really… built a lumber rack, mostly from the design in FWW #181 – “Lumber Storage Solutions”. I can’t attach to my ceiling without redoing my insulation, and I refuse to glue to the floor, since I’ll be selling this house in 2 years, so we’ll have to see how sturdy she is without those reinforcements. I’ve already loaded the bottom level, and will be migrating some other stuff in the next couple days.
One nice thing—cutting all those gussets gave me lots of curve-cutting practice on the bandsaw, with little consequence. Aside from the experience factor, if I could do it again… I’d consider just spending a couple hundred dollars on a rack kit. Mainly because it simply took a lot longer than I thought… building the wall supports, cutting 48 gussets and 24 arms, leveling, clamping and adjusting each arm, then drilling 144 countersinks + 160 holes, etc. Maybe I was just being too anal… and maybe I’ll feel different when I can comfortably drill above my shoulder level again :-)